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I tried to get our 93 year old mother into assisted living but she was rejected because of memory loss. What now?

Mom is in good physical condition for 93 but she failed a 30 question memory test given by the nurse at the assisted living facility. She only got 9 questions correct. Is a nursing facility the only other option?
Status: Open    Oct 21, 2014 - 08:19 AM


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Oct 21, 2014 - 03:41 PM

I'm sorry you are having to go through this stressful situation but yes there are options other than nursing facilities. Your next step may be to look into memory care communities. Here is an article describing seven things you should know about memory care:

If you would like to speak with one of our Senior Living Advisors about memory care or other care for your mom our number is 866-568-2989. Our advisors are located nationwide and could give you options specific to your area.



May 14, 2015 - 11:29 AM

If the assisted living didn't have a specific component for someone with memory loss (such as a secured setting, activities to engage a resident with memory loss, etc) they would likely let the family know this is not the best fit. That being said, it's unfortunate the community didn't offer you alternate options. There are so many great resources for folks who are actively travelling the journey of memory loss. I would HIGHLY encourage you to contact a local senior living advisor at 1-866-568-2989 to discuss the alternate housing options that your family may qualify for! I have a soft spot for folks and families travelling this journey and it pains me to hear a community didn't offer alternate options, or at the very least to reach out to a local Senior Living Advisor!!!!

Your Mom is VERY lucky to have you on her side!!


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